when is too old to train

by summer
(jamestown ca)

Can my 3 yr old male still learn from obedience school?? He is VERY VERY DISOBEDIANT !

Comments for when is too old to train

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Sep 09, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Start at home
by: Anonymous

Training starts at home. Consistent every day same thing. Also start ignoring the dog. Ignore any demands the dog makes. Pyrs are not like the other breeds so do not expect the same type of obedience.

Sep 10, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
disobedience?
by: Anonymous

And his disobedience comes in size extra large too, huh! The thing is, he's not ever going to be a smart border collie. He's a Pyr and as such he has come to you pre-programmed.

So it depends upon just what you are trying to get him to do. He would not rely on you to tell him where to go and what to do when he got there as the collie would. Your Pyr has his own mind about most everything, including recall, how much to eat, how far to go on a walk, who to talk to when he gets where he's decided to go...you get the picture?

Besides all that, your dog is still a youngster. A teenager, really. I think your teenage dog is much like most teenage humans. They have their own mind about most things, and its not disobedience that is at the root.

Perhaps you could add a collie to your pack if you want a dog to teach tricks, and leave the Pyr to be just as he is. Perfectly comfortable being his own self.

Above all do not resort to training methods that use harsh discipline and/or gadgets to "train" him. Try to live with just who he is, by you changing your expectations for him.

Enjoy his amazing Pyr-ness. And perhaps one day you too will be surprised, and amazed, by what a brilliant brain he has, nestled in that big bear head. Good luck. RELAX!

Sep 11, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Behaviour
by: DONNA

First, Pyrs are never 'obedient'. If you had done your research, you would have known this. It is their instinct to do their own thinking. This is why they are used to look after flocks. They don't need a human to tell them what to do.

You need to work with their instincts. NEVER use punishment.

You need a positive reinforcement trainer to come and help you out to show you how to work with your Pyr as a partner.

Dr. Sophia Yin is a world-renowed vet behaviourist. You can put in your questions into the search field for help, too, but a trainer is recommended to show you what to do.

If you wanted an obedient dog, you should have gotten a Lab or a Retriever or a choice of many other dogs. That said, they still need to be worked with.

You need to guide the dog into what is expected of him with positive reinforcement.


http://drsophiayin.com/

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.








Breaking News

  1. Protective

    Nov 19, 20 07:00 AM

    I have a 5-month-old Mel great Pyrenees named Koda. We've had him since he was 12 weeks old and are absolutely amazed by how quickly he was able to work

    Read More

  2. Darby

    Nov 18, 20 02:29 PM

    This beautiful young year-old Maremma needs to have his confidence built up. We are working on this and is to be continued by his new people. He is fearful

    Read More

  3. Sunny

    Nov 18, 20 02:26 PM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* This young white fluffy mix is a sweet girl who is typical of her primary breed. She gets along with other dogs with proper introduction.

    Read More

  4. Dewclaws - Single and Double

    Nov 18, 20 12:08 PM

    I got three pups from a breeder and 2 of the pups have double dew claws in the back but the 1 only has single dewclaw in the back how is this possible

    Read More

  5. Oliver

    Nov 09, 20 12:45 PM

    Congratulations to Oliver and his family. He has been officially adopted! DOB: March 30, 2019 This big white fluffy––Maremma maybe Retriever cross––came

    Read More

  6. Tucker

    Nov 09, 20 10:06 AM

    Tucker is a 2 year old Great Pyrenees who is a wonderful pet. He enjoys the park and long walks so he can sniff everything. He is our big baby who watches

    Read More

  7. Lying down

    Nov 06, 20 06:18 PM

    When all of the Pyrenees dogs that we have owned and raised lye down, they flop down loud and hard every time. Why? They are quiet otherwise.

    Read More

  8. Alice

    Oct 30, 20 05:04 PM

    Dear pyr rescue, I am greatly saddened to let you know that Alice passed away in October 2019 at the age of 10 years and 4 months. It has been over a

    Read More